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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. president bush addressed the growing gap of income between rich ander. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. >> and this session of congress is set to go down in history as the least productive. 911 audio tapes reveal calmness from police dispatchers on the day from the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> the u.s. economy is growing but today president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans is growing, too, and he's calling on washington to address the problem. >> a dangerous and growing inequality of upward mobility that jeopardy disease america's basic bargain, if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working everyone. >> oonjonathan betz is here wita breakdown. >> the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer, we hear it all the time, but what does it mean? last year's median income is $5
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
temperatures. windchill really means this is what it feels like when you head outdoors. right now in the city of denver it feels like 29 degrees below zero. it feels like 37 degrees below zero in montana. in mine not north dakota it feels like 33 degrees below zero. you are talking dangerous levels of cold out here. we need to bundle up and really if you head outdoors with exposed skin it could freeze within a couple of minutes out here. dangerous stuff ongoing across portions of the midwest and also across parts of the northern and central rockies. be safe again as we head outdoors. in minneapolis cold 8 degrees below zero is the current windchill. as far as high temperatures. these are the actual highs we are expecting only in the teens in denver. 2 below zero for the high temperature in billings in montana. it will stay cold out here the next several days. by saturday we are seeing cold temperatures in place across parts of the great lakes. high temperature only in the 20's for louisville for little rock and also the city of dallas. keep in mind on saturday it will only get up into the 20'
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
was the protest by fast food workers in dozens of american cities demanding the federal minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. our report from joe fryer in los angeles. >> reporter: fast food workers walked off the job today pushing for the first federal minimum wage increase in four years. they braved frigid temps in denver and rainy weather in atlanta while protesters in other cities simply moved their chants inside. >> catching like wildfire all throughout the country. nobody's ever really seen anything like this. >> reporter: sandy velazquez skipped her shift at a mcdonald's in los angeles. >> yes, i was nervous. >> reporter: she has three children. about 25% of all fast food workers are raising kids. >> sometimes they can, mom, can you buy me this and i don't have enough money. >> reporter: like 52% of fast food workers she relies on some public assistance. >> i work hard. when i get my paycheck at the end of the week, it's not enough to survive. it's like an insult. >> reporter: mcdonald's employee steven rojas says he can't find a job in his field. at 23 years old, half the workers had
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of jobs bill awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >>> good news on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am EST
be special prayer position set up in different cities around the country where people can go, leave memories, sign letters to nelson mandela and demonstrate their interest at remembering this man at various places around the country. it's going to be a very, very busy and historic week. >> allen we'll be checking with you soon. thank you so much. >>> and in los angeles many are paying their respects to nelson mandela as well. he visited the city after his release to prison in 1990. brian rooney is in los angeles and joins us from the first earchafrican methodist church. tell us more about that, and about any special services happening there today. >> he actually came here, only a few months after his release from prison, in june of 1990. and nelson mandela was always kind of a focus. this was one of the leading churches in all of los angeles. a real community center. and they always held a candle for nelson mandela during the american years of civil rights struggle, and in those years when he was in prison they felt a connection to him which was completed when he actually came here in 1990.
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:30am PST
ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big change to the catholic church. the pontiff just launching a commission to prevent priests from sexually abusing young children and to help children who were victims of abuse. the new pope has faced some criticism on how he's handled this issue. critics say the commission is essentially a band-aid for a much bigger problem. the commission is expected to be made up of priests, nuns and experts from across the world. it was announced by the archbishop of boston sean o'malley. that scandal helped raise awareness about this particular issue. >>> still ahead on "way too early" he may wind up being the top pick in the nfl draft and it was quite a night for teddy bridgewater and louisville. the play you'll need to see yet again. and the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
through the city. [ sirens ] >> reporter: some say this was an attempted coup d'État. security forces called celica. the streets of this once bustling city are almost deserted. those who venture out risk ending up like this. it's not clear how many people have died in this mortuary we counted 25 bodies. this woman lost her son. she didn't want to give us her name. >> i don't know what is happening in central african republic right now. if you go in you see people on the ground like animals who have been slaughtered. with the state of the country, where can i go? >> this is where most of the injured have been brought. most have wounds, women are being treated along side government soldiers. [ sobbing ] >> this woman asked god, why has this happened? there christian and muslim victims in this conflict. muslims and christians used to live in this country peacefully. but hatred and violence has taken over and people forget. >> reporter: the french are warning there could be genocide here. france will be sending in more soldiers soon to strengthen the african union force. on the streets, i
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
cities. we'll have the latest on the movement to raise the minimum wage. >>> and going below zero. an arctic blast threatening 32 million people. now an ice storm is threatening major power outages. we'll have the very latest. >>> plus, news just in. there's been some progress getting more than 40 stranded whales to safer waters off the coast of florida. one of the major issues is that whales are social creatures, reluctant to leave sick or dead members of their group behind. animal extert and tv host jack hanna will join us. you can join the conversation on twitter. i'm at @tamronhall. my team @newsnation. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cash card from capital one, i g
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
in the death of a man outside of the kansas city chiefs stadium. 30-year-old kyle van winkle was viciously beaten by tailgaters. his death now ruled a homicide. he was only 30 years old. police say he was sitting in someone else's truck in a parking lot after that game when the truck's owner saw him and a fight broke out. one man is now in custody. >>> what lurks under the sea? drones. the navy launching a drone from a submarine for the first time. look at that. check out these time-lapsed pictures of a launch in the bahamas from the u.s.s. providence. this is a big step toward developing new military spying capabilities. >>> from under the water to up in the air. >> five, four, three, two -- 180 ignition and liftoff. >> the atlas 5 lit up the night sky around 11:15 last night off the coast of california. it is carrying a secret payload for the government office that operates our intelligence-gathering satellites. that rocket, 19 stories high. and those are your headlines. >> amazon's not going to use these submarine-launched drones to deliver our packages, are they? >> you never know. >>
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
city this past sunday morning, the federal government has ordered the metro north rail line to take immediate steps to obey speed restrictions including improving its signal system and adding a second qualified driver in the cab on specific trains. the train in the fatal crash was traveling at 82 miles an hour, more than double the safe speed. >>> europeans have been dealing with a major winter storm system. in the uk it's meant flooding and high winds. cameras captured an attempted landing by an emirates jet at the airport in birmingham. crabbing into a stiff wind before thinking of landing, it intend diverted. notice the vehicles in the distance there. those are plane spotters. folks who had parked to watch attempted landings in some seriously sported weather. >>> hundreds of flights have been canceled in china due to record levels of air pollution. officials there have issued the highest level of health warning there is urging citizens to stay indoors, urging factories to curtail or halt production entirely. >>> turns out a lot of people heard "the sound of music" last night. thi
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
. it will be on wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the city hall rotunda. >>> san francisco police will be going undercover this weekend to make sure the football fans behave themselves at candlestick park. the 49ers are taking on the seattle seahawks in one of the most anticipated games of the season. our david stevenson live in san francisco where seahawks fans are planning to invade, david. >> reporter: that's right. seahawks plan for a big party here at pier 39 on saturday. some of them told us they're worried about the potential for violence at candlestick park on sunday. >> second and 7. >> reporter: for football fans, it may be the hottest game of the season. sunday's battle between the 49ers and the seattle seahawks even has australian out of towners gearing up for the west coast rivalry. >> home support should be a win. >> i basically have to say it's a hostile environment. >> reporter: seahawks supporters are speaking about their safety in the wake of previous brawls there. in 2012 season, 55 ejections, 14 felony arrests. >> i've been getting quite a few emails were day saying my son's going to t
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
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CNN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
's a search for the truth. we did so in this case. our city has two universities, major universities here. and we have dealt with athletes on prior occasions, and made decisions at some time to prosecutor them if the facts merited it. we have carefully examines all of the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be filed against anyone in this case. >> there you have it. that is the headline. i want to talk about this with a number of people at the top of the show. we have cnn's legal analyst and former prosecutor sunny hostin, prosecuted many a rape case, and also former falcons player jamaal anderson, and cnn's martin savidge. big news for folks in tallahass tallahassee. martin, let me begin with you because this percolated. this was a drip, drip slowly. a lot of questions over why this happened and why it took -- we're two days shy of a year to finding out what his feat would be. >> december 7th, 2012, is when this young lady called authorities to report what she said was a rape. yet, why is it here it is now almost a year later when we get the results, which is on
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
find, and what did president obama say that may have surprised some? >>> saving a city. on tuesday, detroit will move one more step toward bankruptcy. what price should the city pay to get rid of its massive debt? >>> they're known as weapons of war, but why do some people say drone deliveries could prove to be a danger of all of us as well? >>> hey there, everyone. welcome. it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. we welcome you to "weekends with alex witt." we begin with the deadly winter storm gripping much of the nation. a second arctic blast is making its way across the country. snow it already falling in the nation's capital. we have a picture there of the white house. certainly beautiful, but it can be a mess. along with the snow and freezing rain, millions are bracing for more power outages and more dangerous driving conditions. >> i've only seen it worse once than this in my life. i've been driving for 37 years. >> you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> well, hundreds of storm-related accidents have been reported since friday. some people are mak
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
accumulations for oklahoma city, springfield, and places to the northeast, say ohio valley. these are all of the watches and warnings, winter weather advisories across the south. places in texas, also through arkansas, little rock, you're included in that. tomorrow ice and snow will continue. guys, as we get into early part of the weekend, that's when all of this is expected to move out. >> i've got to ask, why is this happening? what is this all about? what's behind this? do we know. >> a strong front you get this time of the year. we're getting ice and snow far to south and it is weird for places as far south as dallas, they normally don't get huge ice storms this time of year. they can get some ice but as far south in texas, it is uncommon. but these strong cold fronts can produce ice and snow that we're seeing in the south. >> don't let it get down here. did i say i hate ice? it's the worst. >> it's freaky. atlanta doesn't do well with ice. >> when driving on ice, you're a passenger in your own car. jennifer grey, appreciate that. >> coming up, they are standing as one across hundred
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
people. wonderful city. >> they all invited us out to dinner. >> would you like to come over and have some dinner with us. they are just very polite. >> very polite. >> gracious people. >> mike barnacle is here. >> mike you have a prediction coming off last night. >> seattle is going the super bowl. >> they took apart new orleans. >> stopped them. >> what happened? when did they become such a great team? >> that's a good question. and i think if russell wilson and the seattle seahawks played on the east coast russell wilson would be the face of the national football league. but he plays in seattle. might as well be playing in beijing. you don't hear a whole lot about him. the kid is incredible. there would be no rg3. it would be russell wilson. >> i hate people who are so east coast centric. >> it's awful. >> is ellsbury going to detroit? that's what everybody right now in san antonio is asking. >> he could be going to seattle, 140 million. could be going to detroit, seattle, maybe texas. >> this is stuff you talk about usually before the show or during the break. in washington we hav
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
happened to the city of brotherly love? you won't believe what the two women accused of starting the whole thing were fighting over. >>> plus, what may be a kidnapping caught on tape. now the search is on for the woman seen in this surveillance video being dragged away by an unidentified man. it's all "happening now." ♪ ♪ç jon: good morning to you on this thursday, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, great to have you today, i'm jenna lee, more on those stories in just a moment but first, more trouble for obamacare. jon: according to a new harvard university poll, less than one-third of uninsured young people are actually planning to sign up for insurance on the health care exchange. and young people are key to the law's success because they're the ones needed to offset the cost of insuring older, less healthy people.ç without them policy experts say obamacare and its numbers simply will not work. jonah goldberg is a fox news contributor and editor at large of "the national review" online. lynn sweet is washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times". i want to start with a lo
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
: that was exactly the concern. the threat of freezing rain and people trying to commute into the city and also since there's a second wave this evening, they were worried they'd be trying to leave home in another round of those dangerous conditions on the road. the other concern were the cold temperatures, worried about volunteers being out here for prolonged periods of time. we keep talking about the temperatures, now cold air. many people without power. 5,000 people lost power yesterday. now it's down to about 500 in memphis. you talk about the temperatures dipping down and the threat that more people can lose power if we continue to see freezing rain tonightthat's what's on everybody's minds right now. >> absolutely. thank you so much. we appreciate you doing yeoman's work out there. a lot of questions also remain after an 85-year-old korean war veteran was mysteriously released after mysteriously being held in north korea for six weeks. merrill newman is now back safe at home. >> reporter: putting on military fatigues in a run-down office in seoul, former members talk about the korean war. now i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
respects. he visited the city after being released from gaol. brian rooney is in la. how are the people there remembering nelson mandela? >> this is one of the most prominent, probably the most prominent black church in los angeles. a lot of people met nelson mandela, thought and prayed about him. they feel a connection to him. they have several services this morning. one dedicated to nelson mandela. the music is fantastic. i'd like to take a moment to take a listen to it. [ singing [ singing ] >> and, of course, there was words of remembrance from the pu pulpit about nelson mandela. >> he dismantled from his prison sell. the giant and the ungrateful wronged giant of apartheid. he disassembled it and brought about hope and liberation not only for himself, but peace-loving people throughout south africa. >> people felt a connection to nelson mandela here. many met here. we spoke to a paritioner who has been here 27 years. one of the most memorable days of her life is when she met nelson mandela. >> i will always remember is that. what is a blessing to meet this gentleman. the one who tol
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
can't imagine what that feels like. 20 below is the windchill in minneapolis. 4 below in kansas city and several areas is still without power from texas into oklahoma and arkansas. it feels like it is down around zero right now. it's not going to warm up all that much. our next storm system making its way into california. storm one is exiting the southeast where we have some rain still falling down through georgia and into south carolina. this next big storm system brings snow throughout portions of the highest elevations in california. and then eventually move into salt lake city and denver, as well. watch as we go throughout the rest of the weekend as the snow continues to develop. by early tomorrow morning through the plains, especially into nebraska and then eventually moving up into iowa and into wisconsin. but here on the east coast, we'll start off as snow especially through areas like philadelphia into baltimore and then eventually the rain will take hold. by 8:00 sunday evening, that's when we should see some snow in the new york city area and then that pushes up into centra
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
: that's the advice from texas. schools are closed in dallas and other cities and the list of cancellations at the airport is glowing. emergency officials in oklahoma say most of the roads are slick. >> go slowly, watch out for the person in front of you. make sure you are ready for the road conditions. >> reporter: the state has activated an emergency operations center to help people affected by the bad weather. at least three dozen people have been injured. in arkansas, the roads are blamed for a seven-car pileup. no one was seriously injured. on thursday, the stores were filled with people stocking up before the storm. >> milk, bread, potatoes. something quick for a hot meal. >> reporter: a man in arkansas was killed when a tree fell down on his camper. here in the dallas area, there are nearly 200,000 people already without power. the number is expected to rise. tori, back to you. >> thank you. and check regularly for weather updates at ktvu.com including alerts and warnings. there are also forecasts for your neighborhood and we'll post information on your facebook and
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: good morning, brian. this is a pretty significant power outage for the city of benicia. you have 3700 people without power. almost 14% of the folks here. this is the shopping center. very, very dark. in the background it looks like there may be emergency generators on at the super market. this is the starbucks normally open right now. about 4:30 is when they are supposed to open their doors. you can see the sign on the door pg&e has been contacted. we have seen an employee in there loading up. getting things ready for when the power comes back on. we did talk to one man down here trying to open up a laundry mat and was hoping to get coffee. he said his whole morning depends on how fast pg&e works. >> it will be the same. >> reporter: no coffee. >> no coffee. >> reporter: are you going to open up the laundry mat? >> it usually opens up at 6:00 but i open at 4:30 people come down because they know me. >> reporter: nothing is working in there. >> nothing. zero. >> reporter: so you just open the doors any way? >> yes. >> reporter: and just wait. >> yeah. >> reporter: so your whole m
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
-two punch. >>> fast food workers taking to the picket line today. walkouts are expected in 100 cities across the nation. why? workers are demanding higher wages and more freedom to form unions. wednesday they got a big boost from president obama who said now is the time to raise the federal minimum wage. alison kosik is with striking workers in brooklyn. what's the situation, alison? >> reporter: this movement has gained moment since the first protest in new york city. a couple hundred showed up and walk off the job. today, thousands are expected to walk off the job demanding higher wages. it's a growing movement. workers banding together, fighting to raise minimum wage. today is billed to be one of the largest strikes in a series of walkouts with protests planned in nearly 100 cities across the country. this summer, thousands of fast food workers gathered in nearly 60 cities coast to coast. in new york and chicago, fired up protesters swarmed mcdonald's restaurants, trying to persuade their fellow workers to join them. >> living on 7.25, you cannot do it. >> reporter: many fast food workers
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
, causing the city to counsel this weekend's downtown holiday parade and annual marathon. the freakish weather causing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights in and out of dallas-fort worth, airports and highways across the region are littered with accidents causing pipe jul pipe ups. in illinois cars slid on highways and onto the side of the road and medians. in some cases, the weather has been deadly. five deaths have been attributed to the storm and the sudden drastic change in weather in memphis caused some with no place to go, trying to find places to get out of the cold. >> this weather is getting to be awful. rainy, very rainy, very wet, chilly and there's no place for the homeless downtown memphis. it's unusual at this time of year. >> reporter: and this may not be over. a new storm hitting the region this weekend is expected to bring more winterly snow by wednesday. >> crazy to see dallas shut down. the storm is active and another behind it and as always, we have chad myers keeping an eye on things. what's the latest? i haven't seen dallas like that in awhile. >> you know
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
out of oklahoma city. more of a snow event there, and really causing a world of hurt on the roads. people stranded in ditches, people having to get out and push disabled vehicles in the ice. several inches of snow falling around the downtown oklahoma city area, and south of oklahoma city, and the news only really gets worse, as we're going to remain below freezing throughout the entire regs of the weekend, so all of the junk, all of the stuff on the roads, likely go going to stay. neil, it was 80 degrees in dfw just two days ago. a pretty big difference. >> amazing. i know folks are going to get some pretty bad colds. >>> arkansas, , too feeling the brunt of the snow. scott is -- has the latest. >> reporter: live here in jonesboro, arkansas, an our or so north northwest of the city of memphis, and we have been through all morning, through this afternoon, and started around the freezing mark, at 32 degrees, marsh a degree higher, and it start with rain but slowly but surely the temperatures started dropping, and guess what, the rain turned into freezing rain, then sleet, and then
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
think a lot -- i heard tommy wells the other day. he's puffing up the fact that the city has corruption. well, you know, they do have some problems, like any place else. but he is using this as campaign talk. bowser, again, using it as campaign talk. the thing that gray has going for him is his base. he still has a base in this town, a very strong base. and in addition to that, he pulled on another base and that is development. >> dave if, the mayor is not charged with anything, do you think all these other candidates will stay in the race? >> that's a good question. you have to wonder, what was their calculation in getting in? either gray would be wounded by some charge or that he wouldn't be able to run and this is a shot for me. but they're in now. i mean, at this point in time, based on my reporting, i'm not getting a sense that anybody wants to drop out. but it's going to be -- but it's going to be a hot race. let the games begin. but the games have changed. it's going to get hot for mayor gray out there. they're going to focus on his -- these suppositions or suspicions of what's g
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
. careful driving from st. louis to oklahoma city, memphis, arkansas and louisiana. we're kind of okay on the eastern seaboard. no problems weatherwise. but this arctic blast will quickly spread south throughout the next two days. by thursday we're expecting an ice storm from oklahoma to arkansas, even areas of missouri, including a coating of snow on top of that, too. so, snowfall totals will be very impressive if you're traveling salt lake city or denver, billings, fargo or even minneapolis. be prepared for some serious delays tonight into tomorrow. and look at the temperatures fall. tomorrow's temperature map's kind of amazing. the high temperature in denver's going to be 10, where in san antonio, it's going to be 80. >> wow. wow, that's quite a spread. >> yes. that's a good sign that we have a large storm. >> thanks so much, bill. >>> well, the battle over sales tax for internet purchases heats up. >>> the most and least corrupt countries around the world. >>> plus, an eighth shark attack off the coast of maui in hawaii this season. this one is fatal. we'll have the details coming
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
get more than they bargained for and the famous rockefeller christmas tree lights up new york city. >>> a brutal weather system is baring down across the u.s. more than 30 million people are in a path of this arctic invasion. snow, ice, and extraordinary drops in temperature are expected. it's not over yet. we have that story. >> the big chill impacting 33 million americans is bringing a brutal mix of snow, ice, and subzero temperatures to 27 states. near deluth, minnesota, three feet of snow in two days. >> it's going to be a white christmas. >> the arctic blast burying cars. conditions like these on the roads claiming six lives. by friday, it could be 20 degrees below zero. states from california to mississippi to kentucky are bracing for pockets of record cold. >> we haven't seen anything like this for a while this early in the season. >> across much of the west, temperatures could plummet 40 degrees below normal. in denver, it went from nearly 60 degrees to 6 in one day. perfect for the polar bear at the zoo, not so ideal for this snow plow. the deep freeze is even crippling ca
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
into ohio. so the temperatures are the key. look at dallas here, plenty cold. look at oklahoma city 19 with snow. 34 still in little rock where your temperatures will fall during the morning commute. that's when the ice will begin to accumulaaccumulate, 6 to 8 ie narrow band through the southern ohio valley north of the ohio river and very careful this morning around new york city and through new england. there's some patchy areas of very dense fog out there. it's so unusually warm. like 60 degrees right now in new york city. >> it's balmy. >> very strange. >> almost like a summer-like morning. >> they had the ice cream truck out yesterday in front of the rockefeller center christmas tree which was very bizarre. thanks so much, bill. >>> coming up, we'll have much more on the words and life of nelson mandela as he fought tirelessly for the rights and liberty for all south africans famously saying, quote, our march to freedom is irreversible, we must not allow fear to stand in our way. . >>> it has been my great privilege to serve a people whose bondage to an inhuman system evoked the s
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
that we've got, and that is a congress and this city, washington, that is gridlocked and spends too much time worrying about the next election and not enough time worrying about the next generation. >> before this week's pr push kicked off, the white house assembled a democratic strike team to promote the aca and engage that next generation. joining me now matt cartwright. it's good to have you here. we know the president has focused on a different advantage of the aca each day this week. how would you describe the game plan going forth. what are the marching orders from the white house for you? >> i think marching orders is probably too strong a phrase. this is a group that i'm so glad to be a part of. it's a group that we're already out there talking about the health care reform. i think the reason they put me on it, thomas, was that i've been doing town halls in northeastern pennsylvania talking about the aca, talking about its advantages. talking about some of its issues. and trying to dispel some of the nasty, negative myths that were spread and put out by the folks who opposed it a
KRON
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
of the problem. >> the city of san francisco is creating more and more dedicated bike lanes because let's face it, they are needed. >> the problem is that drivers are not respecting the by clients like this person here. normally, i'd just go on and show you the problem but except this time while i was watching, the police seize on this problem just happen to see me shooting and wanted to know what the problem was so i showed him. >> we're gonna give people what here to take care of the spread we would try to do more education and enforcement. >> within a few minutes, the police was on the scene and educated. >> you are not suppose to enter into right here. there is a line in the street to tell you. >> there in force in the role of the bike lanes. maligned these dedicated bike lanes are for bicyclist on less, one you are about to park and you cannot crews looking for a spot. you cannot emerge when there is a break in the by claimed similar to this. >> muni buses are not allowed to use the biplanes to keep on schedule. bike lanes, are for bikes. >> this guy gave me a piece of his mind. >> i teach a
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. prince william and kate middleton heard the news while attending the premiere of the film "mandela: long walk to freedom." >> we are reminded how extraordinary nelson mandela was. >> reporter: at the united nations, silence. and the remembrance of his enormous impact. >> no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us, if we believe. >> reporter: and so far, the only official tribute right
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
grips the south, just as a new storm is preparing to shock the northeast. cities literally paralyzed with hundreds of thousands of folks out of power. >>> plus, jobs are up, unemployment is down and your 401(k) just got bigger. what friday's jobs report says about how the economic recovery is really doing. your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm vithtctor blackwell. it's good to be here this morning. this is "new day saturday." a korean war veteran is safely on a flight to san francisco right now. north korea freed 85-year-old merril newman friday night after detaining him for more than a month. newman was in good spirits when he arrived at beijing's airport. listen. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home and i appreciate the tolerance that bprk tolerance has given me. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what are you going to do, first thing? >> i'll go home and see my wife. >> i know she's waiting for him. cnn's athena jones is covering the story in washington for us. athena, good morning to you, why was newman in north korea to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
at the timing. lots of cold air in place. on 4 o'clock that's when we'll see the snow in new york city. it looks like we may not see much, but we are finally seeing the snow come down past new york, and then we'll get a mix of the warmer air surge from the south and the wintry weather will change to rain, so the monday morning commute will be a bit nasty. >> breaking news out of iraq where 16 are dead after a series of bombings across baghdad. it occurred in are predominantly shiite muslim district. violence in iraq has reached levels not seen in years. >> south korea raised the stakes expand its air defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accid
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
take a listen what it felt like trying to drive into the city. >> we had an exciting ride down. took us nine hours, which is normally a four- to five-hour trip. window wipers icing up. lines down over the highway on 55. it was closed for a time. and winter everything from ice to snow. it was a -- it was a journey. >> reporter: so, just for that reason you can tell that right when people were trying to drive in or drive out is the second wave of the ice storm is expected tonight, would have been very dangerous and the exact reason they did have to cancel the marathon. on the other side of it are these freezing temperatures that we're talking about. with the windchill this morning it was in the single digits, as we start to cool off again tonight, we'll get another round of freezing rain that will be a concern. and many people without power, yesterday about 5,000, and today it's 500 people, but with another round overnight tonight there's a potential for even more people to lose power and many people saw half an inch of freezing rain in west memphis that's what they saw and north of us in
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
in the height of the lunchtime rush. today workers are striking across the nation, more than 100 cities, demanding a higher federal minimum wage. currently these workers are paid $7.25 an hour. if you can find 40 hours a week to be considered full time, that's an annual income of only $15,000. the big companies can like mcdonald's and burger king say their locations are mostly owned and operated by franchises, meaning corporate doesn't control worker pay. but that's not stopping employees from trying. >> hold the burgers and the fries. >> hold the burgers and the fries. >> make our wages super sized. >> make our wages super sized. >> we can't survive on $7.25. >> ain't no power like the power of the people because the power of the people don't stop. >> justice -- >> justice. >> nbc's katy tur is outside a wendy's in new york city. >> reporter: hey there, abby. the protest made its way to brooklyn where i'm standing now. it's been happening across the country in cities. over 100 cities are hoping for thousands of workers. there are about 100 here in this wendy's. they've completely block
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
friday morning they psend me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. >>> you can call it ice friday. take a look at the tower cam in dallas, texas, right now. testament to the freezing rain that's falling as we speak. the lens of that camera just frozen over, it's only 29
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
workers across the country will walk off their jobs this morning as part of a 100 city protest. workers are seeing $15 an hour and a right to form a union. in washington president obama is making income in equality one of the pieces of his second term agenda. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than t
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
. roads have turned into ice risks there. shutting down entire portions of the city. now that sleet is moving east. indra petersonss has more. >> a potentially catastrophic size storm blanketed the nation's as midsection over night. >> this is the sixth i'm i've had to stop. >> large scale power outtages forced oklahoma, and tennessee officials to declare a state of emergency. east arkansas frozen by unto an inch of ice and wet snow leaving many without power. an outage officials say could last up to a week. temperatures are expected to stay below freezing for many days. this icy mixture caused multiple rollovers in arkansas, including this seven-car pile-up in washington county. and in oklahoma, the driver of this truck lost control on an icy bridge and plummeted into a lake. >> it's real slick. if you got to stop, you slide and try to get up the hill and couldn't make it up the hill. the best thing to do is stay home today. >> reporter: in illinois, vehicles slide right off the highways as accumulation of sleet and ice reached as high as a quarter inch in many southern keep thes.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
the city in 1990 and brian, mandela holds a special place for those parishioners whawhatyoucan caught tha can call that his home church there in la. there is going to be a special service in an hour dedicated to mandela. there is a morning service going on right now that mandela was mentioned. this is a critical church in los angeles and very important. the center of the community. people rear al here alt all of s that nelson mandela was in prison felt a special connection to him. he came here after he was released from prison. they feel they were home with nelson mandela after he was released from prison. we got to speak to the pastor here. >> it was difficult for memorializement it will b. it will be a life long for again races. generations. the memory is not going to die out in the next three or four generations. the history books will hold a clear record of what he has done. and his life will be larger and more impactful in 10 or i 15 or 1220or 25 years than it has been the last few years. >> i asked him how do you memorialize nelson mandela in a few minutes of being able to speak. th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
thoughts of what is next. span, we are featuring the history and literary scene of the northern idaho city and on american history tv and booktv, 5:00 eastern time on c- span3, we will air our look at the area's connection to the area nation and its leader, richard butler, and how concerned citizens fought against the group. here is a preview. >> an aerospace engineer who retired in the mid-70's and moved with his wife betty and they bought property and he make the land and property a nonprofit church. that was basically the birth. 1981, they burned the first cross there on the property and started holding annual world congresses. >> richard butler was not a person that was dynamic and he was not a great speaker, but he was quite effective at publicity. lot ofas able to get a publicist he not only with the national media, but even at times international media. i think they were fascinated with the idea that he created these two organizations. it was somewhat unique in the sense that his political arm, which was neo-nazi are really not the nasty datsun -- doctrine, the political arm, and th
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
snow in salt lake city through the day today. but then tomorrow morning, the snow fills in through the northern plains and then moves up into minneapolis and into the chicago area as well. watch what happens, though, by 10:00 p.m. on sunday, we are looking at snow in new york c y city, however, it is going to change over to rain as we go into sunday night and monday. for today, though, we do have several winter storm warnings and the higher elevation moving into the rockies through the day today. and we are going to see the threat possibly in aspen 9 to 12 inches of snow. i want to show you what happens as we go through the rest of the weekend. we are going to see some moderate amounts of snow through the northern plains and western great lakes as we go into tomorrow morning. then we are going to see some ice. perhaps a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch from ohio to virginia even raleigh, north carolina could have a coating of ice. sunday night and monday the snow accumulates with as much as nine inches of know? especially in new england. we will watch it throughout the wee
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
, run by the city's department of parks and recreation, needs to be safe for all. >> it is very important for the government to do everything it can to protect young women from predators. >> law enforcement sources were not ready to say if the two men suspected in the earlier case involving the 20 three rd woman asked the 23-year-old woman are the same suspects being looked for these allegations. the case is ongoing. if you have any information or feel that your child has been victimized, call the district police. jennifer donelan, abc 7 news. fairfax county police are investigating whether racing played a role in a deadly crash in springfield. witnesses told officers a convertible driven by a 30-year- old seem to be racing and infiniti late last night when blaine lost control of his car on the franconia springfield parkway. an embankment and three before rolling over and coming to rest on the parkway. blaine died at the hospital. the search continues for the driver of the infiniti. the police say that speed was a factor, but it is not known if alcohol was a factor. >> a teacher
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
? >>> striking back. why thousands of workers in more than 100 cities from coast to coast are walking off the job today. >>> and -- three, two, one -- all dressed up and ready to go. the rockefeller christmas tree puts on its holiday finest today, thursday, december 5th, 2013. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. >> i'm matt lauer. natalie is on assignment. that one back there. that norway spruce, we lit her last night. one of the prettiest trees we had in a long time. >> this is the most beautiful. >> so much fun at the tree lighting. we were up early and all slept under the tree. it was great. natalie is a cover hogger. >> the rain didn't come until overnight. >> it was spectacular. i'm telling you everything aligned perfectly. >> so fun watching it from home. you guys were amazing. it was so festive. perfect. >>> while we had good weather here, we're really still talking about weather as our top story today. new concern from that potent and powe
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> good morning to you guys. this is not just one city. this is more than 2,000 miles. from new mexico to new england, that has some snow, sleet, freezing rain and just mess. power lines and trees are down in the south. we have states of emergency. and look what it looks like on the roads this morning. live, in dallas, it is such an ice rink. that's what you're going to find in so many places. this is just storm one. that's right. we've got storm one that we're dealing with with all of the winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories. but there's a new one that's going to bring snow to places like sacramento, possibly las vegas. we'll talk about that coming up. and the first one is not over. here's how much more ice is going to fall in the next 24 hours. up to a quarter-inch in some places. we don't need it. let's go to arkansas and steve osunsami. he has the story. >> reporter: from texas to minnesota, what's being called ice friday, in full effect. dangerous combination of sub zero temperatures, sleet and freezing rain and sheets of black ice over roadways. up to half an inch thick
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
of hours. sub zero temperatures, snow, and ice. cities not terribly used to the cold. where is this weather now and could it be headed toward you. will have be charges in that deadly new york train derailment. he broke down, reportedly filled with remorse. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the public release of those chilling and heart wrenching 911 calls from the sandy hook elementary school shooting that left 20 students, young kids dead, six adults dead as well. police in newtown, connecticut distributed nearly 30 minutes of the calls today. the recordings have generated a great deal of controversy here at cnn and across the country. at this hour cnn is carefully reviewing those calls. debra ferrick is joining us now about what we learned from the calls and the portions cnn decided to air. >> one of the reasons the staps were released is there wanted to be no questions as to what happened in terms of who acts properly and who did what. by not releasing them it created more conspiracies. the thinking was in a the tapes should be released. you don't hea
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
dakota. icy roads responsible for jackknifed trucks and car accidents in oklahoma city. >> it is best to stay home. don't get out in this. if you do, prepare yourself. you may have a slide off. >> reporter: according to state police, over a dozen vehicles slid off the highway in new mexico. how cold was it in dallas? cold enough to freeze this car door shut. >> it's completely frozen. >> reporter: the texas department of transportation ordered up 400 additional vehicles to help treat roads. what would you tell people at this point right now? >> drive slow. be careful. be aware of what's around you. >> reporter: out west, freezing temperatures still threatening crops in the $2 billion citrus industry in central california. >> this is only night two. we have got a storm coming saturday morning which is probably going to bring snow to the valley floor. >> reporter: here's the problem now. it will drop down to 7 degrees here and most areas were hardest hit and it will not warm above freezing until wednesday. unfortunately with the next storm system setting its sights on the same area on s
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